Christopher H. Moore

Christopher H. Moore

Christopher MooreChristopher H. Moore of Belmont, MA passed away March 1, 2022 at the age of 78 after valiantly battling Parkinson’s Disease for twenty years. He leaves behind his wife Jocelyn D. Record of Belmont, his daughter Katharine Letzler Moore of Washington, D.C. and many other loving family members and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Peter and Anthony.

After graduating from Yale University, he taught for two years at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, VT. An electrical engineer specializing in audio products, Chris worked at Lexicon and KLH before starting Ursa Major, a small cooperative company. He was a pioneer in the area of digital reverberation and special effects and held patents on some of his early inventions. Ursa Major was later acquired by AKG in Vienna, Austria. Subsequently, Chris started Seven Woods Audio, Inc., continued to invent new products, and served as a consultant to various other companies including Bose and Sensimetrics.

Chris enjoyed listening to music, especially symphonies by Ralph Vaughn Williams and folk music. He appreciated the poetry of William Butler Yeats, and attended the Yeats Summer School in Sligo, Ireland. Chris spent lots of time in Vermont, and also enjoyed traveling abroad, especially to Ireland.

Services have not yet been determined. The family is planning a private burial in Maine during the summer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Mass General Brigham Parkinson’s Research c/o Mass General Development Office 399 Revolution Drive Suite 615 Somerville MA 02145 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research c/o Donation Processing The Michael J Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown MD 21741-5014


From Jim Danly: Freshman year Chris had the room next to mine in Wright Hall. I knew him as a quiet fellow with an original mind. Flights of Angels is my tribute to him. My composition is not written in the modal style of Vaughan Williams that meant so much to him, but I think he would have liked it.